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RAW April 2018

“I hate art that is given the burden of having to be meaningful. I think this is a misunderstanding. Maybe the real purpose of art is to wrestle with the relationship between meaningful and meaningless and how they transform each other.” Ian Cheng

 
San Diego Art Prize 2017 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library 
from May 12- June 9 with an opening reception on Friday, May 11, 6:30-8:30PM for emerging artist Rizzhel Mae Javier with established artistCy Kuckenbaker and emerging artist Alexander Kohnke with established artistsVictoria Fu / Matt Rich. The SD Art Prize Catalog 2017 is now available for viewing. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library   (1008 Wall St. La Jolla, 92037) More info: press@ljathenaeum.org 858.454.5872. .

Art Reports by or about SDVAN  

Artist Eleanor Greer selected as 2018 Business of Art Scholar Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer with an assist by Patric Stillman
Looking North: Seek to be found: NCAN networking events at Museum of Making Music Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Gabrielle Bakker and David Adey at Lux Institute Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Station Eleven, The Big Read at Oceanside Museum of Art Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Men on Boats at new Village Arts, Carlsbad until April 22 A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Meet Patricia Frischer of San Diego Visual Arts Network SDVoyager, April, 2018

Mission Federal ArtWalk is featuring the work of Eleanor Greer, a SDSU student painter with great promise. She is The Business of Art scholarship recipient for 2018 which is sponsored by SDVAN and produced by The Studio Door. The Art Walk this year is Sat/Sun April 28/29 in San Diego’s Little Italy. ArtWalk Carlsbad is coming this fall on Sat/Sun Sept 22/23 at Armada Drive. ArtWalk Carlsbad will feature a brand-new element in its lineup—chalk art as well as live music, a wine and beer garden, food trucks, interactive art experiences and more.  

The Encinitas Friends of the Art are presenting Passport to Brazil on Sat. April 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024)

Alanna Airitam has made a series of works called the Golden Age which places black portraits in historical context. The result is a lush, proud and generous view of a people who were made to feel less than for far too long. The Artist Odyssey commissioned David and Barbarella Fokos to createFrom Haarlem to Harlem (short film about the Golden Age) which is well worth the 20 minutes. Her work will be featured in About Face from April 21 at the San Diego Art Institute.

We hear that Reesey Shaw founding director has now left the Lux Institute. Kelly Wilson is the operational manager and Guusje Sanders is the curatorial assistant. In this transition period, we wish the board the best in finding a motivated director that can take the institute in the correct direction.

We are thrilled that Adam Belt (2011 SD Art Prize recipient) has a new installation with water, mirrors and light at the end of Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego.  

We loved the article in the Union Tribune Spring arts 2018: Meet visual artist Bhavna Mehtaby Martina Schimitschek who also highlights Art That Cuts, with Mehta as a juror also showing some of her art at Mesa College Gallery in her 10 things to watch in visual art this season. Mehta will also be on display at the New Americans Museum’s “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation". Watch for this and many other shows coming up in April on our calendar of events and featured on our home page. 

The Studio Door & Hanalei Artworks are bringing back the gallery in the street during the 22nd Annual North Park Main Street\'s Festival of the Arts on May 12. More info: Patric Stillman 619.255.4920

In February, the SD Airport Arts Program completed the installation of a new monumental mural titled Soar/shift/shelter by local artist and SDSU Professor, Eva Struble, along Admiral Boland Way between Sassafras and Palm Streets. Stretching 144-feet-wide and 6-feet-tall, the mural features reproductions of Struble’s vibrant paintings and collages digitally overlaid with imagery of endangered, regional animal and plant life. Installation of the 2018 temporary exhibition, Figure of Speech, will be completed in April, including a new pre-security gallery in Terminal 2 East. Fifteen distinct exhibitors whose artwork and collections explore the complexity, history, and beauty of language were selected by a jury of art professionals.

The R.B. Stevenson Gallery is glad to announce that the gallery will be moving to the first floor of the same building in May 2018. 7661 Girard Avenue, Suite 201, La Jolla, 92037. Opening hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 to 5:00 pm. But this space is smaller and more expensive. And the move means the Richard Allen Morris will be a month shorter than plan. Morris himself has to move out of his 2000 foot studio space in Golden Hill and he too will move some place smaller and more expensive. Downsizing is the subject of Morris’s show: “This & That: Excavations from the Studio,”

Museum of Mankind has a hit show opening in April: PostSecretFor over a decade, millions of people from all over the world have been anonymously sharing their secrets with Frank Warren, founder of the community art project, Each postcard submission is a unique work of art handmade by people who needed to share and release their secret into the world. You can help them collect more secrets to feature in the exhibit. To share your secret call 619-269-3894 and leave a voicemail or email them at museumofman@museumofman.org to pick up your own bundle of postcards to pass out to friends.

The San Diego Museum Council’s Big Exchange is happening in May. You can join or already be a member of anyone of 34 cultural organizations and get free admission to all of them for from May 1-18.

The Latin American Art Fair 2018 will take place in a new location at Bread and Salt art space in Barrio Logan with the aim of bringing to the residents of San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles and Baja California, the artistic expressions of the Latin American community. It will be held Oct 13/14th 

Artist and Mother was telecast on Tues., Apr. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on KCET and Link TV nationwide (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410). After broadcast, it will be available to stream online at kcet.org/artbound and linktv.org/artbound as well as on Amazon, YouTube, Roku and Apple TV. Our own Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director at San Diego Mesa College is featured on this program.

Gaps in the Record: Vanguard Print Culture in San Diego includes printed matter and visual art produced by a small group of San Diego painters who were also writers: John Baldessari, Fred Cooper, Don Dudley, Malcolm McClain, Richard Allen Morris, and Guy Williams.  It tells the story of their relationships with storied bookstore owner Lafayette "Lafe" Young III and his son Geoffrey Young, a literary press publisher. Opening on May 11 and showing until August 3 at the San Diego History Center.

The Studio Door is acting as an arts incubator in fostering a new North Park gallery next to their own premises. The Good Friday Gallery is the brainchild of artists Jeremy McLaurin, Tony Becker and Lisa Kline Simon. Their collective mission is to empower and inspire creatives through classes, workshops and sharing of resources in members owned art collective. The space will open in May at 3758 30th Street.

Watch for more art at Porto Vista Hotel which is owned by the family of Artist Lauren Siry, who runs 1805 Gallery. Not only is there a light installation in the elevator but she has plans to invite artists to do installations all over the space and even launch a residency program Imagine getting to stay in the hotel and make art for it.

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

North Park Main Street and Ace Parking are seeking qualified artists to apply for a competitive request for qualifications to replace existing artwork on North Park Parking Garage [3829 29th Street] with up to 15 new works of art by one to four artists. The due date is April 24 and for more info: Angela Landsberg 619.294.2501. See details through The Studio Door 

Call for Artists for The Studio Door’s Tarot: The Fools Journey Through Life. Artwork featuring Tarot, Oracle and Divination decks, even Lotería cards jurored by Chris Butler UK-based author of three books on Tarot and Cartomancy and illustrator of Quantum Tarot; Quantum tarot 2.0; Healing Light Tarot; Lenormand Cartomancy and Son Tarot . Application Due by July 6. The exhibition is from August 3 – 26.

The Escondido Arts Partnership has extended the deadline to submit for theRefresh: past, present, future to Sat, April 28 at 4pm. The Juror is Wendy Morris. Open to all art mediums. The show opens May 12 but if you miss this one the deadline for Debbie Nature Show is May 5. That will be your chance to show how you honor Mother Nature: see prospectus here

Have you got tidbits or other bits of gossip that you want to broadcast. Contact info@sdvisualarts.net

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“An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.”  Henri Matisse

Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire, and Air by Ellen Speert   can be seen Jan 23 - March 7, 2018 at Encinitas City Hall (505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, 92024) and then it travels to the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024) from March 7 - May 2, 2018. The reception on March 17 at the Community Center is from 1:00 - 4:00 PM and will feature spoken word artist Alyce Smith Cooper performing “ Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire & Air: The Mythic Journey of Zora” For more info 760.436.3310 ellen@artRETREATS.com

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
Radiance and The Color of Light Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Niki de Saint Phalle: Mythical California and Inspired: A Mosaic Invitational at CCAE Picked RAW by Patricia Frischer

To commemorate both its 35th year in San Diego and its 10th year as The New Children’s Museum, The New Children’s Museum is welcoming back Jason Hackenwerth as an artist in residency in the Museum’s Innovators LAB from January 7 – 15, 2018, During his eight-day residency, Hackenwerth will construct a giant latex balloon sculpture entitled Crystal Cortex that will span up to 50 feet from the bottom to the top that will be on display for three months. Hackenwerth will lead hands-on workshops for member families to introduce his practice.   Museum visitors will be able to watch the balloon sculpture being built and slowly raised to hang in the atrium at the Museum’s entrance.

We are so happy to Janine Free featured in SD Home and Garden and learn more about her past. We love her series of images of reflections in shop windows.

Love of Haitian Culture is a timely exhibition at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad opening Feb 11. This is from the collection of local resident Lawrence Kent.

A short video was made by a Chinese team of the artwork showing by Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance at the LA Art Fair in early January. When I watched this video it had already received a large number of views from an interested Asian audience! Sergott told us he sold a number of works at this fair and their next fair is in Palm Springs in February. Sergott told us he sold a number of works at this fair and their next fair is in Palm Springs in February.

Art Bus Express has new website with a new section called “Teachers’ Corner” where you can learn about the importance of field study trips and “Places to Go” which lists the many arts and science venues available throughout San Diego County.

We are very pleased to announce that the City of Encinitas approved the installation of a public sculpture by Jeffery Laudenslager, one of the SD Art Prize recipients. The piece, titled "Orpheus," will be installed by K Street Park at the south end of Coast Highway 101. The Encinitas Friends of the Arts will pay for the sculpture pad and lighting and Laudenslager is loaning the work at no cost for a year. This is the beginning of a whole set of new sculpture locations in Encinitas with changing and permanent installation. Three other works were approved at the same time by Maidy Morhous, Tim Richards and Betsy Schulz.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will host the 11th biennial Art Auction at its downtown location at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, March 28.

Doug Simay is selling off some of his collection to a “discerning next generation of collectors.” He certainly has one of the most discerning eyes of any local collector we know.  

Kay Colvin is leaving the L-Street Gallery after more than 40 exhibitions showcasing local artist. We are unsure what will happen in the space, but understand it was part of the percentage for the arts building agreement when the Omni was first constructed and this space should stay an art gallery. Colvin is still involved with 101 Artist Colony and the Pacific View Art Center, both in Encinitas.

The Muramid Museum which shelters the Art Miles Mural project has left its home in the Artist Alley in Oceanside but we have been informed it will open a new location soon.  

Elsie Arredondo , Owner/DirectorMonarch | Arredon Contemporary, tells us they will be closed for renovations for the first quarter of 2018, but are still taking appointments.More info: 858-382-9467

We have loved staying in ABNBs and now we love the idea of an ABNB experience.This is part of the opening up of services so anyone who has a special skill can share it and even make money from it.  

Is it a new day for ArtForum? Check out this article about the shake-up in editorial in Vulture and maybe check out then latest issue. It appears that they will be addressing the male/female inequity.

A brilliant new blue pigment YinMn – discovered serendipitously by Oregon State University chemists in 2009 – is now reaching the marketplace, where it will be used in a wide range of coatings and plastics.

There are some surprises in this article 13 Famous Artist Couples’ Massive Gender Pay Gapsfrom Artsy. Not all males made more money than their female counterparts.  

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

The Business of Art scholarship offered by The Studio Door in North Park is a unique opportunity for an artist who has a body of work to showcase and is interested in selling their artwork during Mission Federal ArtWalk. To ensure a successful launch at this year’s festival, the artist will receive personalized mentoring from Patric Stillman, artist and owner of The Studio Door, and receive an exceptional media package provided by San Diego Visual Arts Network. The deadline for the application is Feb 16 th. For more info: 619-255-4920

Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad is making a call for artists for Second Act Exhibit from May 20- July 7 Second Act is something a person devotes his life to later in life, after retiring or quitting his original occupation Send your images including overall size to Julie Weaverling To be considered for postcard submit by March 18. Final submission deadline April 22. More info: 760-795-6120

Conception Arts is accepting artists for their one day event in San Diego on Sat, Feb. 3rd featuring painters, sculptors, photographers, mixed media artists as well as specialty wood, glass and metal artisans. To submit your work/be contacted to have your questions answered personally, go to the website and choose \"submit work\". Conception Exhibits are now taking place across the US, and have been featured in the Dallas Patron Magazine, Wall St Journal and ABC news. For more info: Renee Smith 212-369-7971

Over a two-year period, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI) will undertake an open competitive process to commission an artist to create and install a permanent, site-specific artwork for the 2.6 acre linear urban park that follows a newly restored section of Chollas Creek, the Our Town Public Art Project at Chollas Creek. This project is a collaboration with the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The deadline for submission is Feb 16 so check out the full details now. More info: Victoria Hamilton 619.527.6161

The Encinitas Friends of the Arts is creating another Passport event. This one is to Brazil. If you know of any good Brazilian artists who live in San Diego, do contact Naimeh Tanha Woodward friendsofthearts1@gmail.com

Art On 30th / Ashton Gallery in North Park is making a call for artist for the show Everything New: What have you been doing in your studio? How have you started the new year? Show us your newest work - or honor the Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog) with a great piece. $35 for 1-2 submissions $45 for 3-4 submissions with submissions ending Feb 10. More info: Ari Kate Ashton 619-894-9009

Have you got tidbits or other bits of gossip that you want to broadcast. Contact info@sdvisualarts.ne

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February, 2018

“What if a work of art was so smart that it could free itself from the artist that made it.” Andrea K. Scott

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

Jacqueline Silverman , new director of the San Diego Art Institute tells us of a “Greetings” mural completed in the Little Saigon District, which spans from Highland Avenue to Euclid Avenue on El Cajon Blvd. The completion of this mural, which is filled with traditional Vietnamese culture, is the kick off to a larger Little Saigon Project that aims to install ten to twenty public art pieces over the next year and is a collaboration between the San Diego Art Institute, Media Arts Center, Aja Project, El Cajon Boulevard BIA and the Little Saigon Foundation. Money for this comes from Creative California Communities Grant from the California Arts Council and will be great opportunities for local artist. SDAI’s Sarah Trujillo-Porter is the project curator. More info: visit www.sandiego-art.org 

We have two banners in March that supports events in April. The first is for the Oceanside Museum of Art Auction with a preview from March 31-April 7, and the Auction itself on April 7 from 6:00-9:30pm. Our thanks to those artists who contributed images: David Fokos, Allison Renshaw, Trinh Mai and Grant Britain, Mark Edwards Adams, Kirsten Francis and Arline Fisch.

Our second banner is for the North County Arts Network Networking Event Looking North: Seek to be Found at the Museum of Making Music on Monday, April 9 from 5:30 to 7:30. This will be a chance to network with both performing and visual arts resources and also get updates about spreading the word about your events and projects.

OMA is also part of the Big Read partnership and is basing four of its shows around that theme. Janell Cannon: the Fuzzhead Tales (opening March 31), David Fokos: The Book Pages Project, Sherry Karver: Collective Mythologies and (the last three don’t open until April 28). You can also catch Artifacts at the Oceanside Museum of Art from Feb 17 to July, opening on March 17 from 6 to 8 pm. This is a curated exhibition of clay, wood, metal, fiber and glass “artifacts” created by selected Allied Craftsmen members and inspired by the book Station Eleven. This is a collection of curiosities that inspire viewers to wonder what strange and wonderful world these objects may have come from. More info: 76f0.435.3721

Remember Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire, and Air by Ellen Speert   can be seen until March 7, 2018 at Encinitas City Hall (505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, 92024) and then it travels to the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024) from March 7 - May 2, 2018. The reception on March 17 at the Community Center is from 1:00 - 4:00 PM and will feature spoken word artist Alyce Smith Cooper performing “ Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire & Air: The Mythic Journey of Zora” For more info 760.436.3310 ellen@artRETREATS.com

Mikaela McLeish was selected for a two week artist residency at Chateau Orquevaux in the French countryside of Champagne, Ardenne.  She attributes her successes this year directly to the encouragement and mentoring she received from The Business of Art scholarshipsponsored by SDVAN and produced by The Studio Doorincluding a free booth at Mission Federal ArtWalk last year. This year’s scholarship goes to Eleanor Greer, a SDSU student painter with great promise.

The California Arts Council elected our own local art activist Larry Baza to serve as Vice Chair of the Council, The decisions was made by unanimous vote of the Council. Baza, appointed to the Council by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins in February of 2016 and Nashormeh Lindo was elected as chair at the same time. You can meet the new director of CAC Anne Bown-Crawford on March 15 from 4 to 6 pm at Balboa Park, Old Globe Theater, Hattox Hall, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101. The event is sponsored by the San Diego Regional Arts & Culture Coalition in partnership with the California Arts Advocates and Californians for the Arts. RSVP now via this link

Dana Springs reported that she is leaving the Commission for Arts and Culture in March. Darrin Schwab from Cit HR will relocate to the Commission to oversee operations as a search is undertaken. Kinsee Morlan and others have suggested that Springs resigned with pressure from funding cuts and her desire to fund more small organizations.

Here is your chance to learn a new skill..marbling on paper and fabric with a series of One-Day Workshops by Pietro Accardi put on by the San Diego Book Arts on March 7-9 th.Accardi formed “La Legatoria del Sole,” an artisanal and production-oriented bookbindery in Turin, Italy. It served Turin's Municipal Archives, public and university libraries. He now teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Nevada Museum of Art, and Castle in the Air in Berkeley, CA. Together with his wife Vanessa he has founded Accardi Book Arts, a book arts studio and bindery. 

We love the Art Carts Project launched by Bob Hernandez (formerly Roots Factory) with a grant from the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. One of these street vending paleteros is repurposed as a screen print cart to make free posters. We understand the music version will be appearing at Chollas Creekside Park located next to the Walgreens parking between Euclid Avenue and Market Street in southeast San Diego.

Kathryn Kanjo is happy to receive a $25K grant from the NEA to deliver the Museum of Contemporary Art’s free ESP program that serves more than 1,600 students and 40 educators in grades 6-12. Schools participate through multiple levels of engagement, including teacher professional development, guided visits to MCASD, in-class activities, and a public showcase of student artwork hosted at the Museum.

The Fleet Science Center if offering STEAM Spring Camp themes that explore art and science for grades 1-3 and a special learn Marvel comics-themed Minecraft modeling in camps provided by ThoughtSTEM for grades 4-8. Both are the week of March 26 to March 30. MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition will be at the Fleet Science Center from Feb 24, to Sept 3.

Don’t miss out on any of The Artist Odyssey’s live conversations with artists of note. Kristine Diekman and Tony Allard discussed their Big Book Project, a giant sketchbook in which they both draw the same object from different vantage points. There is a 2-minute preview of their work is here, and if you can see and hear the conversations here.

What is happening at the SD History Center? It seems to have had a very low profile for the last couple of years but Bill Lawrence the executive director announced a whole new set of programs coming up. They will be launched with a Makers of San Diego History champagne dinner on April 21. This will include a new permanent exhibition showing how we have become the 8 th largest city in the USA, San Diego Voices—a real time feet-on-the-street community engagement project, a new Serra Museum exhibitions and Presidio Visualization Project with a virtual reality to step back in time and see how the Presidio of San Diego appeared in 1790, and a scholarship program.

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

The Poway Center for the Performing Arts hosts monthly rotating art exhibits every September through June. They are making a call for artists for the current application Sept 2018 through June 2019. For more info contact Cody Thomas 858-668-4691

The Studio Door is making a call for artist for San Diego Legends exhibition. Juror: Chrisanne Moats, Executive Director of Escondido Arts Partnership. Exhibition Dates: April 6 - 29, 2018 Reception on Saturday, April 7 at 6 - 9 PM. For more info: forallweknow@thestudiodoor.com 619-255-4920

Art on 30 th is making a call for artists for Rhythm & Hues Juror: Phylicia Adelman Co-owner of Adelman Fine Art. Submit until March 17 with show March 24 to May 5. Why just stop at one hue, why not paint them all? Show us your work that features bright and bold COLORS! More info: arton30th@gmail.com 619-894-9009

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RAW March 2018

“Express your inner world, not the latest artistic trends.” Wassily Kandinsky  

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
Anne Mudge at Quint Projects Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Class not dismissed, Part !: Teaching artists to gight the good fight, Rizzhel Mae Javier San Diego City Beat by Rachel Michelle Fernandes, March 20, 2018

 

North County Arts Network Networking EventLooking North: Seek to be Foundat theMuseum of Making Music (5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, 92008) on Monday, April 9 from 5:30 to 7:30. This will be a chance to network with both performing and visual arts resources and also get updates about spreading the word about your events and projects. RSVP for free tickets.

Mission Federal ArtWalk is featuring the work of Eleanor Greer,a SDSU student painter with great promise. She isThe Business of Art scholarship recipient for 2018 which is sponsored by SDVAN and produced by The Studio Door. The Art Walk this year is Sat/Sun April 28/29 in San Diego’s Little Italy. ArtWalk Carlsbad is coming this fall on Sat/Sun Sept 22/23 at Armada Drive. ArtWalk Carlsbad will feature a brand-new element in its lineup—chalk art as well as live music, a wine and beer garden, food trucks, interactive art experiences and more

The Encinitas Friends of the Art are presenting Passport to Brazil on Sat. April 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024)

Remember: Oceanside Museum of Art Auction is on April 7 from 6:00-9:30pm.

Save the date for San Diego Art Prize 2017 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library  from May 12- June 9 with an opening reception on Friday, May 11, 6:30-8:30PM for Emerging Artist Rizzhel Mae Javier with established artist Cy KuckenbakerandEmerging Artist Alexander Kohnke with established artists Victoria Fu / Matt Rich. The SD Art Prize Catalog 2017 is now available for viewing. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library   (1008 Wall St. La Jolla, 92037) More info:press@ljathenaeum.org 858.454.5872.

The “Mattress Room” is returning to the New Children’s Museum. The project by Brian Dick (SD Art Prize recipient), No Rules Except…., first installed in 2008 is part of the exhibition childsplay. It interpreted two installations Allan Kaprow had created with his sons—Yard (1961) and No Rules, Except (2000)—by merging them into a new project that combined Kaprow’s essential elements (tires, pillows) with Dick’s characteristic use of recycled materials. This new installation commemorates both the museums 35th year in San Diego and its 10th year downtown in the visually exciting Rob Quigley-designed building.

Other SD Art Prize recipients showing this month include Richard Alan Morris at R.B. Stevenson and at the Athenaeum with Tom Driscoll (and Allan Morrow), and Kim MacConnel one of the artists in the Invisible Border exhibition at City College Gallery.


SDAI’s new Director of Education & Programs is Karla Centeno. Karla was recently on the education team of MCASD.She will be working with a number of schools and remember SDAI does offer summer camps for all ages.

Positioned behind a personal residence in Southpark, a small studio called After 1920plays host to a biannual artist residency with an invitation only salon series. Created by a creative collective IM/MATERIAL, they will be supporting emerging conceptual art.

Manuelita Brown is featured inLegacy in Blackexhibit curated by theSan Diego African American Museum of Fine Artin collaboration with theSan Diego History Center.

Kinsee Morlan reports that the exhibition space in Balboa Park for Comic Con may not be called a museum and that this space will not assure that Comic Con stays in San Diego.

California Center for the Arts Escondido is having a juried show of faculties called Campus Creatives: From the Classroom to the Museum from April 7 to may 13 th. This exhibition features forty-seven of our local visual art department faculty members teaching at the college level in fourteen San Diego County institutions.

We were thrilled to see that Doug Simay has covered two shows in San Diego with his usual report from Los Angeles. Look for Ann Mudge at Quint and Steve Gibson at Southwestern College.

Joyce Cutler Shaw is sadly no longer with us. She passed peacefully on March 18 she was born in 1932 in New York and leaves her husband Jerome. On of the first graduating from UCSD with a MFA,Cutler Shaw created in many, many medium from library installation to artist's books. She will be missed by many who she influenced and loved.

So sad to hear of the passing of James Luna, local La Jolla artist, in March. Luna was a Mexican-American performance artist, photographer and multimedia installation artist.. Alessandra Moctezuma sent this link to a nice article in Hyperallergic.. Remembering James Luna, Who Gave His Voice and His Body to Native American Art.by Rebecca Romani.

In two or three years from now, after the blue line trolley from UCSD to downtown is complete, we may see a new UCSD art center on two floors of a new development in the former Quartyard space in downtown San Diego. We look forward to the time when downtown is not the only outpost for the work of graduating students and their faculty from our universities. Let’s hope they can follow the money to North County as well.

In the past 33 years, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has organized numerous survey exhibitions of local artists—notable among them are A San Diego Exhibition: Forty-Two Emerging Artists (1985); Tijuana Downtown (1988); Common Ground: A Regional Exhibition (1996); Off Broadway: New Art from Downtown San Diego (2000); Strange New World: Art and Design from Tijuana (2006); and Here not There: San Diego Art Now (2010).  The 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana has just been announced for Being Here With You/ Estando aquí contigo which opens Sept 20, 2018 and on view through February 3, 2019.

Thanks to Bryan Snyder for documenting the murals of Carlsbad Village with a video footage which was compiled in Feb when he led a bicycle tour of more than 30 murals including many by Snyder.

Farwell to Pamela Underwood. She is giving one last Poway BODYWRITING®  from April 25-29. At the end of 2018, she is moving to Austin, Texas.

Madrigal: Inner Voice Speaks is a brief documentary of La Mesa artist Ellen Arcadi and her lovely home by Wolfgang Drakos made 11 years ago. Ellen continues to draw the community around her.

Madison Gallery of La Jolla is have a grand opening reception on Sat, May 26 th from 6-9 p.m.at brand new second location in North County. (320 South Cedros Ave, Ste. 200, Solana Beach, CA 92075) New Generation, with artists James Verbicky and Olivia Steele will be the premier exhibition for this new space. More info: info@madisongalleries.com

Jennifer DeCarlo of jdc Fine Art has been working with the San Diego Museum of Art to present information to the Gallery Collective, a $300 level of membership at the museum.. jdc Fine Art crafted some related handouts and is making them available to all patrons on the jdcwebsite. Two documents are  Invest | Acquire: All valid art is an investment | Definitions + Concepts, and the first part of an Introduction to Acquisitions (3 parts) : Philosophy of Collecting.  Vetting the Artist, and 3. Fair Deals + Discounts are coming soon

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

Apply for the 2018 South Bay Earth Day Artist Exhibit, a free opportunity for artists to sell, showcase, and promote their work to over 3,000 event patrons. This year’s event will take place on Saturday April 7 th, 2018 from 11am-4pm, at Bayside Park on the Chula Vista Marina. The application is due on or before Monday, April 2 nd at 11:59PM!

Carlsbad Village Association is making a call for artists for Art In The Village, which attracts thousands of residents and travelers by offering a diverse selection of fine artists in a variety of mediums during its one-day on Aug 12. Apply on ZAPPlication through www.kennedyfaires.com which includes a complete prospective of the event and is where all artist applications will be processed. Select the city of Carlsbad at the top and then scroll down to \"Art in the Village\" where you will find information and a link to the application. Apply by April 31 st. More info: 7604537076 info@carlsbad-village.com.

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April 2018

“I hate art that is given the burden of having to be meaningful. I think this is a misunderstanding. Maybe the real purpose of art is to wrestle with the relationship between meaningful and meaningless and how they transform each other.” Ian Cheng

 
San Diego Art Prize 2017 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library 
from May 12- June 9 with an opening reception on Friday, May 11, 6:30-8:30PM for emerging artist Rizzhel Mae Javier with established artistCy Kuckenbaker and emerging artist Alexander Kohnke with established artistsVictoria Fu / Matt Rich. The SD Art Prize Catalog 2017 is now available for viewing. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library   (1008 Wall St. La Jolla, 92037) More info: press@ljathenaeum.org 858.454.5872. .

Art Reports by or about SDVAN  

Artist Eleanor Greer selected as 2018 Business of Art Scholar Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer with an assist by Patric Stillman
Looking North: Seek to be found: NCAN networking events at Museum of Making Music Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Gabrielle Bakker and David Adey at Lux Institute Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Station Eleven, The Big Read at Oceanside Museum of Art Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Men on Boats at new Village Arts, Carlsbad until April 22 A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Meet Patricia Frischer of San Diego Visual Arts Network SDVoyager, April, 2018

Mission Federal ArtWalk is featuring the work of Eleanor Greer, a SDSU student painter with great promise. She is The Business of Art scholarship recipient for 2018 which is sponsored by SDVAN and produced by The Studio Door. The Art Walk this year is Sat/Sun April 28/29 in San Diego’s Little Italy. ArtWalk Carlsbad is coming this fall on Sat/Sun Sept 22/23 at Armada Drive. ArtWalk Carlsbad will feature a brand-new element in its lineup—chalk art as well as live music, a wine and beer garden, food trucks, interactive art experiences and more.  

The Encinitas Friends of the Art are presenting Passport to Brazil on Sat. April 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024)

Alanna Airitam has made a series of works called the Golden Age which places black portraits in historical context. The result is a lush, proud and generous view of a people who were made to feel less than for far too long. The Artist Odyssey commissioned David and Barbarella Fokos to createFrom Haarlem to Harlem (short film about the Golden Age) which is well worth the 20 minutes. Her work will be featured in About Face from April 21 at the San Diego Art Institute.

We hear that Reesey Shaw founding director has now left the Lux Institute. Kelly Wilson is the operational manager and Guusje Sanders is the curatorial assistant. In this transition period, we wish the board the best in finding a motivated director that can take the institute in the correct direction.

We are thrilled that Adam Belt (2011 SD Art Prize recipient) has a new installation with water, mirrors and light at the end of Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego.  

We loved the article in the Union Tribune Spring arts 2018: Meet visual artist Bhavna Mehtaby Martina Schimitschek who also highlights Art That Cuts, with Mehta as a juror also showing some of her art at Mesa College Gallery in her 10 things to watch in visual art this season. Mehta will also be on display at the New Americans Museum’s “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation". Watch for this and many other shows coming up in April on our calendar of events and featured on our home page. 

The Studio Door & Hanalei Artworks are bringing back the gallery in the street during the 22nd Annual North Park Main Street\'s Festival of the Arts on May 12. More info: Patric Stillman 619.255.4920

In February, the SD Airport Arts Program completed the installation of a new monumental mural titled Soar/shift/shelter by local artist and SDSU Professor, Eva Struble, along Admiral Boland Way between Sassafras and Palm Streets. Stretching 144-feet-wide and 6-feet-tall, the mural features reproductions of Struble’s vibrant paintings and collages digitally overlaid with imagery of endangered, regional animal and plant life. Installation of the 2018 temporary exhibition, Figure of Speech, will be completed in April, including a new pre-security gallery in Terminal 2 East. Fifteen distinct exhibitors whose artwork and collections explore the complexity, history, and beauty of language were selected by a jury of art professionals.

The R.B. Stevenson Gallery is glad to announce that the gallery will be moving to the first floor of the same building in May 2018. 7661 Girard Avenue, Suite 201, La Jolla, 92037. Opening hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 to 5:00 pm. But this space is smaller and more expensive. And the move means the Richard Allen Morris will be a month shorter than plan. Morris himself has to move out of his 2000 foot studio space in Golden Hill and he too will move some place smaller and more expensive. Downsizing is the subject of Morris’s show: “This & That: Excavations from the Studio,”

Museum of Mankind has a hit show opening in April: PostSecretFor over a decade, millions of people from all over the world have been anonymously sharing their secrets with Frank Warren, founder of the community art project, Each postcard submission is a unique work of art handmade by people who needed to share and release their secret into the world. You can help them collect more secrets to feature in the exhibit. To share your secret call 619-269-3894 and leave a voicemail or email them at museumofman@museumofman.org to pick up your own bundle of postcards to pass out to friends.

The San Diego Museum Council’s Big Exchange is happening in May. You can join or already be a member of anyone of 34 cultural organizations and get free admission to all of them for from May 1-18.

The Latin American Art Fair 2018 will take place in a new location at Bread and Salt art space in Barrio Logan with the aim of bringing to the residents of San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles and Baja California, the artistic expressions of the Latin American community. It will be held Oct 13/14th 

Artist and Mother was telecast on Tues., Apr. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on KCET and Link TV nationwide (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410). After broadcast, it will be available to stream online at kcet.org/artbound and linktv.org/artbound as well as on Amazon, YouTube, Roku and Apple TV. Our own Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director at San Diego Mesa College is featured on this program.

Gaps in the Record: Vanguard Print Culture in San Diego includes printed matter and visual art produced by a small group of San Diego painters who were also writers: John Baldessari, Fred Cooper, Don Dudley, Malcolm McClain, Richard Allen Morris, and Guy Williams.  It tells the story of their relationships with storied bookstore owner Lafayette "Lafe" Young III and his son Geoffrey Young, a literary press publisher. Opening on May 11 and showing until August 3 at the San Diego History Center.

The Studio Door is acting as an arts incubator in fostering a new North Park gallery next to their own premises. The Good Friday Gallery is the brainchild of artists Jeremy McLaurin, Tony Becker and Lisa Kline Simon. Their collective mission is to empower and inspire creatives through classes, workshops and sharing of resources in members owned art collective. The space will open in May at 3758 30th Street.

Watch for more art at Porto Vista Hotel which is owned by the family of Artist Lauren Siry, who runs 1805 Gallery. Not only is there a light installation in the elevator but she has plans to invite artists to do installations all over the space and even launch a residency program Imagine getting to stay in the hotel and make art for it.

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

North Park Main Street and Ace Parking are seeking qualified artists to apply for a competitive request for qualifications to replace existing artwork on North Park Parking Garage [3829 29th Street] with up to 15 new works of art by one to four artists. The due date is April 24 and for more info: Angela Landsberg 619.294.2501. See details through The Studio Door 

Call for Artists for The Studio Door’s Tarot: The Fools Journey Through Life. Artwork featuring Tarot, Oracle and Divination decks, even Lotería cards jurored by Chris Butler UK-based author of three books on Tarot and Cartomancy and illustrator of Quantum Tarot; Quantum tarot 2.0; Healing Light Tarot; Lenormand Cartomancy and Son Tarot . Application Due by July 6. The exhibition is from August 3 – 26.

The Escondido Arts Partnership has extended the deadline to submit for theRefresh: past, present, future to Sat, April 28 at 4pm. The Juror is Wendy Morris. Open to all art mediums. The show opens May 12 but if you miss this one the deadline for Debbie Nature Show is May 5. That will be your chance to show how you honor Mother Nature: see prospectus here

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